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Concrete Finishing

Career Overview  

Masons smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; use saws to cut expansion joints. 

Skills and Abilities 

Job skills associated with Cement Masons include: prepare site or surfaces for concrete or masonry work; measure tile or masonry materials; cut or shape stone, tile, brick, or related material; mix and apply mortar, grout, concrete, or related masonry material; apply plaster, stucco or related material; use measuring or leveling devices in construction or extraction work read blueprints and technical drawings; use hand and power tools; repair or replace damaged bricks, tile, or related masonry; follow safety and signaling procedures. 


  • $44,790 (annually)
  • $21.53 (hourly)

Salary Ranges (entry level > experienced) 

  • $32,221 - $60,820 (annually)
  • $15.49 - $29.24 (hourly)​

*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2018. https://www.bls.gov/oes/

 * Entry Level wage rates based on the average of the lower 1/3 of the wage distribution. Experienced wage rates based on the average of the top 10% of the wage distribution.



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